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Jan 17, 2014 13:42 |  #1

How common is lens creep on the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM? If I see a seller disclosing this, and including a band to use to compensate for the creep, would you still consider it? What would be a fair price for such a lens that has creep? Thanks!


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Jan 17, 2014 13:53 |  #2

I don't see it being an issue. Mine creeps a bit. I don't see the need to try to fix it in some way. It doesn't take long to zoom with it.


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Jan 17, 2014 14:01 |  #3

The older they get, the more they creep, but unless you do a lot of downward pointing photography it should not be a major consideration. If it does the band is the common fix.




  
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Jan 17, 2014 14:06 |  #4

I'd prefer the seller's honesty. We have two 15-85s and both of them have lens creep when held up or down. I installed two O-rings, one small and one large, to fix the problem. The small one stays in place and the large one rolls in and out. Problem solved to my satisfaction.


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Jan 17, 2014 14:37 |  #5

Thanks for the responses .... I appreciate the seller's honesty too.

I mostly photograph my children. This seller has lowered his price because of the creep .... so, I was thinking of upgrading from the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 non VC to the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM. But, didn't know how much 'creep' would be an issue for just day to day shooting of an amatuer. Without the lowered price, I probably wouldn't even think about an upgrade.


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Jan 17, 2014 14:39 |  #6

I just bought the Tamron 17-50 non vc. I'm pretty thrilled with the results.


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Jan 17, 2014 14:40 |  #7

Why not just adjust the barrel friction(assuming it can be done with out taking the lens apart like on the 24-105-little screws can be adjusted through access holes under the rubber grip on the zoom ring) so it doesn't creep anymore?




  
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Jan 17, 2014 14:58 |  #8

I had a 17-55 for almost 5 years and never had any lens creep. I dont think its a common fault on this lens (not like the 15-85 which does suffer quite a lot).
As far as the screw holes on the 24-105. Both me and a mate had this lens with lens creep and found those srews never helped at all, and we are not alone by the looks of it.


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Jan 17, 2014 15:05 |  #9

This would be a great poll.

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Jan 17, 2014 16:05 |  #10

Frodge wrote in post #16613654 (external link)
I just bought the Tamron 17-50 non vc. I'm pretty thrilled with the results.

Yes, there's nothing 'wrong' with my Tamron. My reasoning for 'upgrading' would be (from what I understand) a faster AF and the IS. I see in the classifieds that the Canon lens sells for around $600/$625 used. This seller is offering $450 due to the 'creep'. Sounds like something I can work around for the price. But, again, it's not 'necessary' since I do have a functioning Tamron.


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Jan 17, 2014 17:47 |  #11

I had an old 24-105L that "creeped" out when not level. What I mean is, it was immediately at 105mm unless I held the zoom ring.
The only times it was an issue was getting it out of my bag. Once it was in my hands I didn't mind. $240 didn't hurt my wallet either.


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Jan 17, 2014 19:24 |  #12

sweetpea44 wrote in post #16613838 (external link)
Yes, there's nothing 'wrong' with my Tamron. My reasoning for 'upgrading' would be (from what I understand) a faster AF and the IS. I see in the classifieds that the Canon lens sells for around $600/$625 used. This seller is offering $450 due to the 'creep'. Sounds like something I can work around for the price. But, again, it's not 'necessary' since I do have a functioning Tamron.

If creep is the only thing wrong with it. I would jump on it. $450 is a steal IMO.

Good luck.


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Jan 17, 2014 19:53 |  #13

jbrackjr wrote in post #16614289 (external link)
If creep is the only thing wrong with it. I would jump on it. $450 is a steal IMO.

Good luck.

Agree. I'm on my second one (the first was stolen), and never experienced any creep, but if it did, it wouldn't bother me. Almost 100% of my shooting with that lens is done hand held, and that means that my left hand never lets go of the lens barrel. Creep solved. ;)


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Jan 17, 2014 19:59 |  #14

Without the band it slides all the way out when pointing down, quickly. With the band it's fine. The glass is fine .... no damage. I've never used a band before, so I didn't know if it was a hassle or not. I don't usually point my camera all the way down when shooting, so it may not be an issue for what I do (again .... amatuer photographing my children).


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Jan 18, 2014 03:17 |  #15

If you use a sling type of strap, that carries the camera face down then it can be really annoying, but otherwise its probably ok to live with at this price.


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